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Avalanche Ale - Breckenridge Brewery

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Avalanche AleAvalanche Ale

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1,138 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,138
Reviews: 437
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 16.26%
Wants: 9
Gots: 111 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-16-2001

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured this from a 12oz bottle into a clean pint glass.

Appearance: Light golden brown, no bubbles, head was small, a little less than a finger and dissipated quickly.

Smell: very mild caramel with a balanced floral hop smell.

Taste: a little malty and slightly floral hops, caramel is very mild as is the hops.

Mouth feel: thin and smooth, leaves a good aftertaste of fruity caramel, little carbonation

Overall: This is a good brew but is very mild. It seems typical for the style. It reminds me of a slightly more robust American pilsner. Might buy again if I want something light and smooth but a little more robust than a wheat type beer.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I thought I reviewed this a long time ago. This is why I have to sift through my notes every now and then.

Amber...ish, this beer is sort of a pale orange with a certain depth in its body. There's a thickness to it, and even some sediment. I don't think i was expecting an unfiltered beer here, but there's nothing wrong with that. Sort of an off-white/eggshell in color, the head almost reaches one finger but offers pretty good retention and some decent lacing in a mic of spotting and patching in good quantity.
The smell is of caramel malts and a sort of grassiness. There's something of an herbal note sitting in there too. There's a bit of breadiness as well. The hops presence is quite muted, offering only a whiff of the herbal element along with a flowery/perfumey component.
The hops and malts balance well in the flavor. If anything, I'd say it could just use a bit more of everything, but the overall composition isn't bad. A simple, easy drinking amber is what it is.
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Avalanche Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 1,138 ratings.